What's the best use pattern for maximum battery health?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CopperX, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. CopperX macrumors member

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    I've just got my own MBP 13" after having a school loaner for a couple of months. When I used the school loaner the battery capacity decreased to 95% in the course of 4 months.

    I don't want the same thing to happen to my new MBP. I don't have a real need of using the battery except 2 times a week (when I go teach). So, I can plug it in 99% of the times that I use it.

    What's the best way to conserve the battery capacity? Should I use it plugged in most of the time?
     
  2. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    Just use it as normal, the batteries are built to last.

    Just make sure to calibrate the battery every few months
     
  3. dw3bb10 macrumors 6502

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  4. Reclaim3r macrumors regular

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    Completely deplete the charge until it goes to sleep and then completely charge it to full.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    As it hasn't been posted yet:
     

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